Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
~
George Washington

Independence Day is just around the corner; how will you be celebrating our freedom?

We'd like to celebrate by giving you another chance to win! This time, we have a copy of Twila Paris's latest CD God Shed His Grace: Songs of Truth and Freedom up for grabs, and all you have to do is tell us your favorite patriotic song and why you love it. To give us your answer, just click here! We'll randomly choose a winner from all answers this Friday, June 29th.

Thanks to everyone who entered our "Father Knows Best" contest! We received many wonderful entries and you can read them here!

A thought from the Word...

Galatians 5:1

For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. 

Bill and Gloria, along with Thomas Nelson, Inc., are excited to introduce The Gaither Homecoming Bible, releasing October 9. In addition to the New King James text, the Bible will feature 75 hymns and gospel songs, 230 devotionals penned by Homecoming artists and 20 original poems by Gloria Gaither. Don't miss Andy Andrews' candid interview with Bill and Gloria here, where they share what this Bible means to them and what talents they most value in each other.
Have you been enjoying the SocialCam videos posted by Homecoming Friends? We certainly have, and we've picked some more for you. This week, we're focusing mainly on the ladies, with Tanya Goodman Sykes, Karen Peck, Kelly Nelon (well, her singing dachshund Sammy) and...Mark Lowry? Well, he's kind of dressed like a lady....see them all here!
The National Quartet Convention has some big news about a partnership involving the Trinity Broadcast Network, and you can get the lowdown on that here. And speaking of TBN, there will be a FREE live taping on July 9th at their studio in Hendersonville, Tenn. The groups performing include Michael English, Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, Karen Peck, the Booth Brothers, the Nelons, the Hoppers and others. For more information, click here!
You just can't stop that Jason Crabb this year! He kicked off an extensive summer tour with an appearance at the BMI Christian Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn., performing the Dove award-winning song "Sometimes I Cry," written by his father, Gerald Crabb, to a standing ovation from the crowd. You can see a video of Jason singing this song from the Gaither DVD The Old Rugged Cross by clicking here.

This down-home singer with the soulful voice also took time out recently for charity, scooping Moose Tracks ice cream during the CMA Music Festival in Nashville, and you can read and see a short video about that here.